Training

Training programmes on offer 

  • Entry-level training programmes and pedagogical resources
  • In-service training 
  • Supporting French higher education in India 
  • La Salle des Profs - first social network for Indian teachers of the French language (link is external)
  • Entry-level training programmes and pedagogical resources

There are approximately 15,000 French language teachers in India which comprise of 14,000 teachers in secondary schools, 1,370 in higher education institutions and 200 in the network of Alliances françaises.

In order to improve the quality of the teaching of the French language in India, the IFI works in close collaboration with French and Indian editors : organization of training sessions and promotion of the pedagogical resources which meet the expectations of Indian students, in particular, the “French for professional purposes" manuals. These specialized learning manuals acknowledge the specific needs of scientists and engineers and fashion designers and other specialists from diverse sectors of economic activity. These pedagogical tools are aimed at updating the course content and offer a modern and current image of France to the learners. 

In-service training 
The IFI organises training programmes on a national scale in order to foster communication between teachers and to uphold their teaching quality.
In May 2016, The BELC régional Inde et Asie du Sud was organized at the Amity University Noida in collaboration with the CIEP (Centre International d’études pédagogiques).
(for 2017, link to the BELC GOA?)

Supporting French higher education in India
The IFI provides educational support to the various Bachelor’s and Masters of French programmes offered by Indian universities by encouraging interaction and contact between Indian and French pedagogical teams. In partnership with the University Cooperation Section of Institut français India, we encourage collaborations between Indian universities and French universities.


Salle Des Profs
To make the best use of technologies for teaching is the key objective of the French Language Section. In order to improve the teachers' skills, 2 projects have been successfully implemented: an online information and communication platform managed by the teachers and an official Indian diploma of French language teaching.

Salle des profs: http://india.salledesprofs.org
La Salle des Profs is the first social network for Indian teachers of French. A source of information and exchange, this online platform enables them to communicate with each other in order to enhance their teaching. The teachers thus not only share pedagogical information, advanced language improvement tools, culture and civilization related information but also take part in this dynamic, forever active discussion forum!
It is an efficient means of cooperation between the teachers scattered all around India, which creates an authentic educational network. They can write articles, download teaching resources and even follow live broadcast with the section "web TV". All the events related to French language are also on the website, such as the Francophonie Week.